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Tony Faehse


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"Tony Faehse 'Dance With A Flower In Your Hair'"

Former Jo Jo Zep And The Falcons guitarist / songwriter continues his flirtations with acoustic latin music on his third solo release.
Faehse's classical and Spanish guitar roots set the agenda for the brilliant ensemble playing featured on vocal and instrumental tracks that range from tangos, sambas, flamenco to pop and a latin flavoured vocal duet (Diana Clark and Rob Price).
Faehse's guitar virtuosity compliments his skill as an arranger evidenced by the thoughtful use of violin and viola (Jen Anderson) accordion (George Butrumlis) Bruce Haymes' keyboards and splashes of flute, trumpet and bamboo flute.
Sophisticated original music, beautifully performed. - MAG magazine June 2007

"Dance with a flower in Your Hair Tony Faehse (Sound Vault) ****1/2"

Tony Faehse sets off what might best be described as "lounge" pace to hit 12 bases across this eclectic album whose only consistent factor is his virtuoso guitar playing.
'Dance' summons memories of glorious pop music of the past, without ever qualifying as pop itself. The opening chords of "Wine of Tuscany" echo Jose Feliciano's "Light my Fire"; on "Now and for Always", Faehse's nylon strings pick out some notes that would fit snugly in to the "what have I got to lose" moment from "Suite: Judy Blue Eyes".
And I reckon Queen's "Radio Ga Ga" stands boldly at the cusp of the glorious "Little Boxes", this set's outstanding moment, featuring Faehse's distinctive vocals.
From bossa nova to a wry Bond-film moments, Faehse has crafted a glorious clutch of irresistible melodies, some of which say as much as those with lyrics. And if, like Jeff Lynne, they spark with hints of elsewhere, all the better. - Sunday Herald Sun (Melbourne)

"Dance with a Flower in Your Hair, by Tony Faehse"

DANCE with a Flower in Your Hair will take the over-40s back and the under-40s forward to what might just be a next big thing. The mix of vocal and instrumental tracks sound fresh and new but also familiar, with guitarist extraordinaire Tony Faehse and his fine band of musicians paying homage to styles ranging from Samba, to indie-pop to Celtic folk.

Northcote residents might know Faehse as the bloke who sells retro stuff from his High St antique shop but he is also the guitarist who toured Europe in the 1970s with glam-rocker Alvin Stardust and played and wrote songs with Jo Jo Zep and the Falcons at their peak.
Standout tracks include the funky flamenco Come with me, down to the sea and the title track. Faehse proves he can also sing, on tracks such as Little boxes. This wonderfully uplifting album would enhance any CD collection. - The Northcote Leader

""St Tropez" Fash (Sound Vault Records) ***1/2"

At first this sounded like it might have been sitting dangerously near the middle of the road, where - as countless artists can confirm - you are liable to be run over.
But the tongue-in-cheek Tony Faehse is smarter than that and across an eclectic collection of Latin-lounge arrangements, his guitar shines alongside some classy colleagues, including vocalist Diana Clark, Bruce Haymes and particularly Wilbur Wilde. Wilde's touching introduction to "Freedom Prologue" is a delicate-if unlikely-highlight.
Faehse is careful not to outshine his friends with his masterful guitar, but in the end he couldn't help himself.
His band members may not yet know it, but after they left the studio, Faehse sneaked back in, turned on a light and played a final composition-the solo "Water", saving the best till last. - Sunday Herald Sun (Melbourne)


"Learn to Fly" (Sound Vault) 2000 "St Tropez" (under the band name Fash, also Sound Vault) 2004 "Dance with a Flower in your Hair" (Sound Vault) 2007 with new album "If your a cat" (The Planet Company) release date 7th May 2010.



I've been playing guitar in bands and writing music since the '60's, first chart success with "Musik Express" in home town Adelaide in 1969... moved to London in '73 and toured Europe with glam-rocker Alvin Stardust before returning to Melbourne in '76 to join Jo Jo Zep & the Falcons; five years of touring and two gold albums (later a life time achievement Aria award) was followed by writing with various partners. First independent solo album released in 2000.